5 Answers on Prayer from Billy Graham

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Billy Graham

Today is the 64th observance of the National Day of Prayer. Started in 1952 and currently chaired by Shirley Dobson, this national observance was officially signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998. Each year on the first Thursday of May, many citizens of the United States take some extra time to turn to God in prayer. Some even gather to pray in organized groups or attend prayer-focused events.

The theme for this year is Lord, Hear Our Cry. More than ever, we need to cry out to God on behalf of the world and its leaders, as well as for persecuted Christians around the globe. These five answers from Billy Graham may help you grow in your prayer life:

Q: I was startled to read about Christians being persecuted in some countries. Why is this?

A:  The human race has rebelled against God, and instead of wanting to seek God and live by His truth, we resist God and want to go our own way.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer

Q: I don’t think it does any good to pray for world peace or our leaders.

A: We can’t solve our problems on our own; we need God’s help, and that’s why we should pray.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer

Q: How good do you have to be before God will answer your prayers?

A: He knows all about us; He knows what we’ve done wrong … and yet He doesn’t wait until we’re perfect before He’ll listen to us and hear our cries for help.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer

Q: I’ve prayed and prayed for God to give me a strong faith, but nothing happens.

A: God loves you, and more than anything He wants you to come to know Him and spend all eternity with Him.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer

Q: Does it really do any good to pray for people who are having problems?

A: The Bible says, “Pray for each other so that you may be healed” (James 5:16).
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer

Find peace with God today.


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    The greatest power that God have given us is the power of prayer; When you prayer you will understand this but when you do not prayer you can’t understand it;for more you pray is more you become close to God;

    1. John Messanger says:

      We also have to use caution when we pray. Because as we pray and strengthen our faith in Jesus, the holy spirit and God, We get attracted by Satan. it’s true! We live in a spiritual battlefield. Your strongest weapons on this battleground is a Cross and Rosary. I ask Jesus for strength, courage, guidance, and protection from Satan’s temptations. God Bless you.

  2. Polly Spires says:

    So glad to continue to have a great spiral leader in the trusted Graham Family. Thank u and God blessed us with ur leadership

    1. John Messanger says:

      Through God we must heed warning. Trust no man, for a trusted man becomes a friends deceiver.Clouded vision soon leads one off the path.. We must keep our full trust in Jesus, God, and Mary..God Bless you.

  3. eĺma says:

    prayer is not only asking God of our needs but a fellowship with Him..a very personal relationship with our God

    1. John Messanger says:

      I completely agree with you. The more we heal the winds if our past, the closer we come to God through Jesus. We as the whole Christian family. Must never forget the torturing crucifixion, that Jesus endured for us. His pain is our sins, his death was our restored life. He is Risen and always with us. God Bless you.

  4. Gerri Feinstein says:

    I used to feel it did no good to pray for this country and it’s (leaders?), but God knows our hearts and he knows the problems, God has conquered the world, and his peace and truth will prevail. He needs you to see where you want to place your heart. Get out of yourselves and pray for others and the needs of your country. AMEN

    1. John Messanger says:

      You are right. When we use the power of directed prayer, through the holy spirit; miracles happen. Directed prayer is when a prayer group all pray for one person, or event to change. When we invoke the Holy Spirit in this way miracles do happen. God Bless You

  5. Lorraine Bailey says:

    Prayer works! I had stage 4 Breast to Bone Cancer! My Bone Cancer is gone & the tumor in my Breast reduced by 70 %,in the past 2 weeks! Praise the Lord!

    1. John Messanger says:

      May the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT cover you! May the blood of Jesus Cleanse you completely. BLESSED MARY please continue to heal your daughter.

  6. Donna says:

    Could you please pray for our city of Edmonton Alberta Canada. Needs revival.

    1. Siret says:

      I’ll be in order with you. God listens. We have to have faith. 🙂

    2. John Messanger says:

      Oh Lord Jesus, please help the people in Edmonton. Bless them Lord with your Holy Spirit. May your peace be with all of them. In Jesus name we ask and Pray. Amen .